Public Health Minor

The minor in Public health acquaints students with the science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting healthy life styles both in this country and abroad. Public health includes the study of the causes and distribution of disease frequency in human populations and interventions aimed at minimizing risk factors and preventing disease at the population level. This discipline studies community efforts for improving the environment, containing community infections, addressing the social determinants of health and developing the social machinery to maintaining the health of a population.

Minor in Public Health Requirements: 18 Credits*

HAP 350The Essentials of Public Health3
HAP 355Essentials of Epidemiology3
Select one of the following:3
Bioethics and Society
Biomedical Ethics: Philosophical and Theological Approaches
Select one of the following:3
Dominican Republic in Context
Global Health: A Biosocial and Justice-Oriented Approach
Seminar in Health Policy
Politics Of The Developing Areas
Global Poverty and Development
Select one of the following elective courses:3
Medical Anthropology
Demography: World Population Issues
Native American Cultures and Health
Cultural Epidemiology: Global Perspectives
Research Design for the Social Sciences
Statistics for the Social Sciences
Healthcare, Society and Culture
Public Policy Analysis
Environmental Politics And Policy
Food, Society, and Environment
Select one of the following elective courses:3
Biology for the Non-Science Major
General Biology: Organismal and Population
Ecology of Zoonotic Diseases
Managing The Public And Non-Profit Sectors
Public Policy And Health Care
Elementary Probability and Statistics
Social Welfare Needs of Vulnerable Populations:Exploring Helping Role from Social Work Perspective
Total Credits18

Note: HAP majors may minor in Public Health as long as they take at least two courses listed above that are not part of their HAP major requirement.